Subsurface Biogeochemical Laboratory


September 2022:
The SBLab welcomes our newest member Marley Anderson who will work on biomineralization processes using microbially induced calcite precipitation as a method for water desalination

July 2022:
Porra Dechdacho successfully defended her master’s thesis “The Influence of Metal-Organic Frameworks on Arsenic Removal from Contaminated Groundwater: Column Experiments and Predictive Field-Scale Simulations”. Congratulations Porra!
Good luck to Porra who will join prof. Peter Kang’s group at the University of Minnesota for her PhD. 

June 2022:
Lazaro participated in the workshop for Early-Career Geoscience Faculty at the University of Maryland

May 2022:
Lazaro participated in the annual European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference in Vienna and presented his work on bacterial motility

April 2022:
Ben Bardet successfully defended his master’s thesis “Modeling Arsenic Behavior during Artificial Aquifer Recharge”. Congratulations Ben!
Good luck to Ben who will start working at the Truckee Meadows Water Authority

March 2022:
Lazaro presented a seminar entitled “Bacterial dispersion and bioclogging in porous media” in the Porous Media Research Lab Seminar Series at Kansas State University

February 2022:
Lazaro visited Professors Nick Engdahl, Courtney Gardner, and Tim Ginn at Washington State University

December 2021:
Our SBLab group attended the annual AGU meeting in New Orleans to present our latest works in arsenic remediation and bacterial transport.
Lazaro co-chaired a session on biofilm dynamics

November 2021:
Porra Dechdacho participated in the UNR Grad Students Symposium, where she presented her work entitled “The Influence of an Iron Metal-Organic Framework Material on Arsenic Sorption in Groundwater: Column Experiments and Simulations”, and won the second-best poster in the Physical Sciences and Engineering field. Congratulations Porra!


October 2021:
Lazaro attended the 2021 Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference Week. See scheduled presentations NVWRA

September 2021:
Lazaro was promoted to Assistant Research Professor at DRI.


Lazaro J. Perez, Ph.D.
Lab Director


Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512


Hydrologic Sciences